Rene Ranger

Rene Ranger is one of the Blues most dynamic backs, a player with individual flare and ability to produce moments of magic from nothing. He returned from two years in France to join the Blues in 2016, but an ACL injury meant he was sidelined for much of the season. The colourful Northlander was selected […]

06 Jun 2017

Blues legend receives knighthood

We’re delighted by the news that Blues rugby legend Michael Jones has been made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours. The rugby hall-of-famer – known affectionately as ‘Ice Man’ – has been recognised for the wonderful work he’s done for the Pacific community. That work […]

Jack Ram

Jack Ram has a number of representative teams to his name. The openside flanker was born in Australia and moved to Tonga when he was three, making him eligible to represent the Pacific Island in Sevens and rugby. Ram earned seven caps for the Tonga Sevens between 2009 and 2015, helping his side make history […]

26 Jul 2017

Photos: Blues Awards 2017

Read more about this year’s Blues Awards and our award winners here. Pics by Photosport NZ

Male Sa’u

Male Sa’u played for Counties Manukau for the first Air New Zealand Cup in 2006 and played 18 times for his province. He also earned selection for NZ Under-19 and Under-20 national teams. For the 2008-2009 season, Sa’u joined Yamaha Jubilo team and has played in Japan since, with now over 50 games there. Sa’u qualified […]

Matt Vaega

Outstanding and consistent form for the championship-winning North Harbour side, has earned Matt Vaega his third year with the Blues. Young midfield back selected for Wider Training Group in 2015, and in as an injury-replacement in 2016, playing five games for the Blues over the two seasons. He played for NZ Schools in 2012 and […]

13 Jul 2017

Faumuina, Luatua to start for final time for Blues in Japan

Charlie Faumuina and Steven Luatua will play their last games for the Blues in their Investec Super Rugby season finale against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday. Coach Tana Umaga has honoured the club’s first ever clash against the Sunwolves with their strongest possible combination including the Blues’ All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Faumuina, Ofa Tu’ungafasi […]

Ihaia West

The Hawkes Bay native attended Napier Boys’ High School where he first found the sport. He was selected for NZ Under 20 team in 2012 and was one of the Hawkes Bay Magpies’ stars in 2013, the same year that he was selected for the Maori All Blacks tour of North America. His performance during […]

02 Jun 2017

Blues beat Reds in Samoa

The Blues held on to beat a defiant Reds side in the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa. And they did it with a radically different team to the one that tied with the Chiefs at Eden Park last week. One of those changes, Rene Ranger made up for lost time by racing over […]